Basic Business Laws For Small Businesses And Entrepreneurs

Any entrepreneur should be aware of a few basic business laws. Even though you don’t need to be an expert – that’s where we come in – you should at least have a high-level understanding of these things.  Here are the main aspects of business law you should know.  Business Entities and How to Form […]

What You Need To Know About Closed Adoptions

The least frequent form of adoption is a closed adoption. This is usually because the birth mother wants contact with the child’s new family to hear about how the child is doing, see pictures, etc. But adoptions are done every day, so here is a high level of what you should know.  What is a […]

What is Duress in Contract Law?

If you’re involved with contracts, you should understand what it means to be under duress in contract law. This short article goes over the highlights that you should know.  What is Duress?  The idea of duress falls under the broader concept of undue influence. The concept is covered in depth by the American Bar Association, […]

What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence Laws And Restraining Orders

Domestic violence isn’t a fun topic, but it’s still one that you should know a bit about. We’ll use this article to review domestic violence laws and restraining orders since the former often leads to the latter.  What is Domestic Violence?  Most people have a high-level idea of what constitutes domestic violence. Maybe they’ve seen […]

What are Your Rights as a Shareholder?

Did you know you have rights as a shareholder of a company’s stock? Even though only 8.9% of Americans own their own business, a much more significant percentage of Americans own stock in public companies.  …but what does that really mean? Is stock ownership only good for growing wealth, or are there other benefits to […]

Establishing Paternity & Collecting Child Support

Establishing paternity and collecting child support go hand in hand. Until the court proves that a man is actually the child’s father, they aren’t responsible for providing child support. Think of it as the cliche “innocent until proven guilty” line that you hear sometimes in TV shows or movies.   But before we get into that, […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Branches of Commercial Law

Commercial law is complex. Just like there are different branches of family law, there are several different branches of commercial law.  While we can’t go into the nitty gritty with every single branch, this article will give you a high-level view and understanding of each branch.  Contract Law Contract law, as you would expect, pertains […]

Marital Property: What is it and Who Owns What?

Marital property isn’t black and white. Like so many other things in life, many elements factor into how the court determines the ownership of each person’s property.  Marital Property vs. Separate Property Marital property refers to assets that the couple earned while they were married. Every state is different, but here are a few examples […]

Choosing the Best Legal Structure For Your Business

When you set up your business, there is quite a bit of upfront work involved. Some things, like launching your website, are customer-facing. Others, like setting up the legal structure for your business, are behind-the-scenes. But sometimes, those things that aren’t as evident to your customers are the most important.  Picking the best legal structure […]

The Spousal Support Options You Have in a Divorce?

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When you get divorced, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to provide spousal support to your ex. Or maybe you’re on the other side, where you are receiving spousal support. Either way, you should know the different spousal support options available to you. How is Alimony Calculated?  Alimony is financial assistance determined […]